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3 Questions to Ask Before Buying an Old House

Posted 08/04/14

Are you considering buying an old house? Old villas and bungalows can be charming, but with age, often comes problems. Here’s three questions to ask before you sign on the dotted line. Buying an old house? Ask these questions first! You don't want to buy a lemon! Here are 3 questions you need

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Understanding the Differences Among Tradespeople Accreditations

Posted 08/06/17

With so many tradespeople belonging to different accreditation organisations, how do you know which one to trust ? We take a closer look... Tradespeople Accreditations There are 10 common tradespeople accreditation to be aware of. Each one is not equal, yet they are work towards bettering

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Preparing for Winter - 3 Things You Can Do Right Now

Posted 15/04/14

Autumn’s begun and now that there's a noticeable chill in the air, preparing for winter is a top priority. If you’re anything like us you’ve been wondering if it’s too soon to turn the heater on in the evenings or if now’s the time to hire a handyman to chop and stack some wood for your fire. Her

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Security Service & Alarm Installers - what do they do?

Posted 05/11/10

A security service or alarm installers will be able to advise and install the best security system for your property or anything else you want to protect. Some systems are composed of a simple alarm that sounds when an entry point is breached, while others include monitoring centres where

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6 Ideas for a Budget Bathroom Makeover

Posted 01/04/14

Whether its lighting or plumbing fixtures, cabinetry or new tiles, you can give the bathroom a whole new look with a budget bathroom makeover.  A fresh coat of paint or using drywall to provide texture are two great ways to update the walls. Budget bathroom makeover ideas If you want to go one s

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Tips for Heating Your Home in Winter

Posted 07/05/13

As temperatures start to fall and household prices continue to rise, the need to stay warm without increasing your bills has never been stronger. Heating your home on a budget has never been greater! We've got some helpful suggestions for you to minimise your energy usage and keep warm this winter.

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Check Out These Luxury Bedroom Lighting Ideas

Posted 11/06/13

Whether your luxury bedroom is a small cosy space or a grand suite, it’s probably used for more than just sleeping. While dark bedrooms are perfect for sleep, too little light can hinder other activities.  With plenty of luxury bedroom lighting ideas available, let us help you choose the right  prof

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Electricians - What They Do

Posted 05/11/10

The electrician trade is one of the more highly skilled and potentially dangerous of the trades. All electricians must be part of the Electrical Workers Registration Board, so don't be afraid to ask to see their registration before hiring... The responsibilities of electricians include br

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Installing Solar Panels for Your Home

Posted 18/02/14

If you've ever considered installing solar panels, you are not alone. Kiwi homes are generally exposed to 20-30 times more energy from the sun than they use in power or gas and most of its going to waste. By making use of it, we can reduce emissions, create jobs and contribute towards energy ind

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LED Lighting Ideas & Benefits for Your Home or Office

Posted 28/01/14

LED lighting has long been the next-best thing in retail and commercial lighting by designers, but now, they’re catching on with homeowners thanks to their energy efficiency.  LED lighting can incur higher upfront costs. However, you don't need to wait a long time to recover your investment in energ

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Latest electricians case studies

Discover in-depth, ways which our homeowners have used Builderscrack to shape their house into the home of their dreams.

Outsourcing Housework Freed Up Precious Time For This Busy Homeowner

Busy homeowner Michelle holds down parenting, full-time work and studying towards her PhD. She shares with us how she used Builderscrack to outsource her housework so she could focus on the important stuff... How It Started To say Michelle is a driven person is an understatement. Sitting across from a woman that packs so much into her days is inspiring, not only because of that drive but the clever way she has arranged her life to make it possible. She tells me "I’m doing a full-time PhD and I’m doing full-time work, so for me, I have lots to do and absolutely no time. I also have a teenager who’s almost 16, who is extremely social. Every weekend there are at least five to seven friends invited, and they are having a sleepover. I come home, and I'm like, “I left it nice and tidy, what happened?”.  Michelle and her son moved into their home three years ago, and with a laugh explains “how things were starting to fall apart and in need of repair”. It wasn't only hard findi

Electric Car Charge Point: Our 300,000th Job

Builderscrack started out in 2007, with the simple goal of connecting homeowners to tradies. Fast forward 12 years and we are excited to be celebrating such a significant milestone… Our 300,000th Job To have had the opportunity to help homeowners find tradies for 300,000 jobs is both exciting and a privilege. From all of us here at Builderscrack we want to say a big THANK YOU to our homeowners and tradespeople, without you we wouldn't be here. The Job Mark from Auckland, a busy doctor at Auckland's Middlemore Emergency department, posted our 300,00th job. He had recently purchased an electric car and needed a charging port installed in his garage, with the idea of upgrading to the full power charger unit down the track. With this in mind, he wanted the job done in such a way that all the wiring was in place for the future upgrade. Mark posted his job on Builderscrack, having used it on numerous occasions since moving from England several years ago. Describing it as "extr

Outsourcing Housework Freed Up Precious Time For This Busy Homeowner

Busy homeowner Michelle holds down parenting, full-time work and studying towards her PhD. She shares with us how she used Builderscrack to outsource her housework so she could focus on the important stuff... How It Started To say Michelle is a driven person is an understatement. Sitting across from a woman that packs so much into her days is inspiring, not only because of that drive but the clever way she has arranged her life to make it possible. She tells me "I’m doing a full-time PhD and I’m doing full-time work, so for me, I have lots to do and absolutely no time. I also have a teenager who’s almost 16, who is extremely social. Every weekend there are at least five to seven friends invited, and they are having a sleepover. I come home, and I'm like, “I left it nice and tidy, what happened?”.  Michelle and her son moved into their home three years ago, and with a laugh explains “how things were starting to fall apart and in need of repair”. It wasn't only hard findi

Electric Car Charge Point: Our 300,000th Job

Builderscrack started out in 2007, with the simple goal of connecting homeowners to tradies. Fast forward 12 years and we are excited to be celebrating such a significant milestone… Our 300,000th Job To have had the opportunity to help homeowners find tradies for 300,000 jobs is both exciting and a privilege. From all of us here at Builderscrack we want to say a big THANK YOU to our homeowners and tradespeople, without you we wouldn't be here. The Job Mark from Auckland, a busy doctor at Auckland's Middlemore Emergency department, posted our 300,00th job. He had recently purchased an electric car and needed a charging port installed in his garage, with the idea of upgrading to the full power charger unit down the track. With this in mind, he wanted the job done in such a way that all the wiring was in place for the future upgrade. Mark posted his job on Builderscrack, having used it on numerous occasions since moving from England several years ago. Describing it as "extr

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Check out how homeowners like you are using Electricians on Builderscrack to build, repair and improve their homes right now.

Bathroom & laundry extractor fan

Posted 7 months ago

I'd like an in-line bathroom extractor fan (ducted in the ceiling) installed with a secondary ducting through to the laundry form the same unit. The home already has an HRV system, but needs to remove moisture from the bathroom and laundry. Ceiling space is tight but accessible to a soffit for exhaust/outlet. There are two light fittings in the bathroom already, but only one is needed so this could be used for powering the extraction unit. Main electrical work would be installing the switch I a...

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Adi

Posted 9 months ago

Need a telephone connection installed

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Te Ngaere

Posted 3 months ago

Looking for a local electrician to so a small job. Two points that need repair and to fit an outside light for the BBQ area.

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Repair hot water cylinder

Posted 1 year ago

Have replaced blown element, hot water cylinder still not working

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Plunged into darkness...only half the house!

Posted 3 months ago

The house has some electricity in some parts of the house and nothing in the rest...it went off about half an hour ago around about the time when I used the dishwasher for the first time...could be an overload or a fuse? I dont know how to check...plse come wen u r able 1st chance u get...we have only moved here just over 2 weeks ago...posted around 9.43pm

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Caravan plug

Posted 1 month ago

2 portable wired cabins that have caravan plugs that need connecting up to power from another building.

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Heat transfer

Posted 8 months ago

Install a heat transfer into four rooms.

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Louise hansen

Posted 6 months ago

Fuse fixed as one of the RCD switches went off and will not turn back on. 2 double plugs need replacing. 7 light switches are stiff and occasionally buzz or make lights flicker when you turn them on. Possibly 2 down lights may need replacing. As long as powers back on lights etc can be done later if need be. I just need the job done. Sooner the better. I am aware everyone is busy so could take time to get someone. Had booked someone but they never showed up so being reliable would help.

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Remove bedside lights and additional powerpoint

Posted 2 weeks ago

Need two bedside lights removed and an additional powerpoint if possible. Additional powerpoint is required on a wall where there is an existing powerpoint on the other side.

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Miria Henry

Posted 6 months ago

I am looking for someone in the far North that will install a heat pump at our property in Opononi. I haven't purchased one as yet but will do once I have found someone that will install it, AND install it on Friday the 28th of September as I will be at the property at that time. I would also like a ceiling fan installed on the same day and a couple of other small jobs. Miria

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Security lighting

Posted 3 months ago

Repairs needed to security lights on house.Just purchased house July.

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Sarah and Rob Baird

Posted 10 months ago

Need plug installed for gas califont. Wire in an oven and Also some other tidying up of wiring

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Helping a childcare centre

Posted 9 months ago

1 power point checked and heat pump checked if faulty

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Switch board update

Posted 1 month ago

I am wanting to upgrade our switch board. The house was built in 1969 and I don't know if it has been updated since (we have only been here a few months), there are a couple of breakers but mainly ceramic fuses, some that appear to have gotten too hot at some stage (melted plastic on the fuse holder) - we are also renovating bedrooms at the moment and would like a couple of power points adding and a couple throughout the house that appear to be disconnected fixed.

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Switch board upgrade

Posted 3 weeks ago

I am wanting to upgrade our switch board. The house was built in 1969 and I don't know if it has been updated since (we have only been here a few months), there are a couple of breakers but mainly ceramic fuses, some that appear to have gotten too hot at some stage (melted plastic on the fuse holder) - we are also renovating bedrooms at the moment and would like a couple of power points adding and a couple throughout the house that appear to be disconnected fixed.

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Sockets /light fixtures

Posted 7 months ago

we need some electrical sockets repositioning and light fixtures putting in ...we would like some one o come and give us a quote

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Check if safe and rewiring No Photos

Posted 4 months ago

The wiring above kitchen is dangling so the power has been off for 6 years need a electrician to look at it also a possible quote and fix

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New main powerline feed.

Posted 5 months ago

Need main powerlines from roadside feed to our house replaced as insulation has corroded and for safety reasons advised to replace. Apporimately 80mtrs distance and x2 main lines.

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Need a 15Amp to 30 amp plug installed for a outdoor spa pool

Posted 1 month ago

Hi, There we urgently need an electrician to install a 15A or 30A plug for an outdoor spa pool in Whangaroa harbor northland this week. please contact me on ...

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Our trusted tradies will respond to your job, often within a few minutes. You decide who you want to communicate with. You’re in control the whole way.

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HomeTech Solatube

Joined April 2011

HomeTech has been providing and installing home improvement products to New Zealanders since 1992 and has more than 70,000 customers across the country. From Kaitaia to Bluff, HomeTech’s nationwide network of credited installers and contractors install daylighting, condensation control, ventilation, heating/cooling, skylights / roof windows, hard wired fire alarms and attic stair solutions. Hom...

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BenCo Ltd

Joined March 2017

Hi, BenCo is a family owned business that specialise in anything Electrical, whether its home renovations; new homes as well as commercial office buildings/sites (including all forms of Lighting and Data installation) as well as heavy machinery maintenance. We are very professional and pride ourselves on delivering quality work in a timely manner. Our quotes are competitive and we are committed...

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Black Box Electrical Engineering

Joined June 2016

Black Box Electrical Engineering Licensed Electrical Engineering Services Design, Problem Solving and Installation for Homes, Motorhomes and Connectables. We are a north island based mobile business who travel to your home, tiny house or caravan etc to help facilitate your design, solve your electrical problems and complete electrical installation work.

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Up Ease LTD

Joined March 2011

Here at Up Ease we have over 15 years experience providing access solutions for residential and commercial properties. Specialising in all forms of vertical access we also provide Dumb waiter's chairlifts for stairs, frieght lifts, hospital bed lifts,passenger lifts,Maintenance/service and car park solutions. As well as elevators we can undertake onsite engineering, demolition and removal wor...

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Appliance Tech Limited

Joined June 2017

Hi I've been repairing whiteware appliance from 8 years with experience in all the brands, I have Over 2000 parts in stock, cheaps callout fee and repairs in whangarei. Give us a call today.

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NJK MULTICON

Joined July 2010

Hi there my name is Niuia (Joe).I currently run a small business named NJK MULTICON LTD with my partner Jesus L Perez.We have done various jobs from full home renovations to tiling/waterproofing to interior/exterior painting and many other jobs in between.I work very hard and professionally to meet deadlines in with completion of projects that I do.I also charge fair prices in my quotes even tho...

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Hawke Property Developments Ltd

Joined February 2009

We provide qualified building and maintenance work in Kerikeri and surrounding areas, specialising in alterations, additions, renovations for private home owners, landlords, and commercial interests. We also provide customised building tasks, along with maintenance and repairs. If you are looking to renovate to sell and market your home, or to enhance your lifestyle, or get repairs done, c...

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Davis Electrical & Solar

Joined March 2017

Davis Electrical & Solar are your friendly local Electricians with great knowledge and experience in all electrical installations, we are reliable and motivated and believes our knowledge will save you time and money. We deliver a high standard of workmanship backed by our $20,000 Master Electricians guarantee and have great people skills. We take pride in our work for the best job every time.k...

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Dylan Haora

Joined November 2011

Hi I've been in the construction industry for over six years. In Auckland and Northland, with experience in general construction earthworks road building concrete asphalt chipsealing retaining walls and drainage, In addition I have been university trained as an engineer, with project management experience. While I'm used to larger industry sized jobs I'm looking to deliver small jobs with the s...

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Mandy Wood Stained Glass

Joined January 2011

I have been making stained glass for 25 years and was the first stained glass artist in Queensland to be accredited by the governent to train apprentices who I used in my 5 galleries. Over the years I have made 1000's of stained glass commission windows and doors for the cyclone prone Queensland coast line. I came back to NZ and bought a home and gallery in Dargaville in 2007. I can ship s...

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tom's glass & glazing ltd

Joined August 2009

over 10years experience on all types of glazing,friendly service,fast and accurate, honest & reliable reasonable prices .broken windows, reputty,rerubber,frameless shower,splashback,mirrors,cat/dog doors,shop fronts and new work, available any time 24hour call-out.$50.00 fee after hours from 4.30pm-6.00am ,7 days a week.

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Just a Sparky LTD

Joined September 2018

Hi. We are a newly opened business with a wide variety of experience. Dometic, Commercial and Industrial. We value our customers and appreciate their time is important, therefore are committed to honoring quoted times. All work guaranteed and no job to small.

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ALL DONE

Joined October 2016

Hi there, Having worked in many industries including construction and also technician positions ,has provided me with experience to tackle almost any task. I am very handy and can think outside the box to resolve any problem you might have at a reasonable rate. Thank you for your consideration.

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Howard Contracting

Joined December 2017

Hello there! Having been a NZ Registered Electrican for the last 25 Years I am familiar with all facets of electrical work; commercial, domestic & industrial. For now I just specialise in the housing sector; additions/alterations, old/new work, relocates' rewires and main cabling/trenching etc plus if need be solar installs. I like to be accurate, conservative and realistic for whatever the dema...

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All Faze Electrical & Security LTD

Joined April 2011

We've been in Doubtless Bay for the last 12 years and have worked on jobs from Kerikeri to North Cape. From executive homes to garages we do the lot. We can provide all your wiring needs from the electrical to data/communications and TV including Freeview installations. We are Control 4 authorised installers for those people wanting a little more of a smart home. While we specialise in new home wi...

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Local Refrigeration

Joined August 2009

Hi there, I am a qualified Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technician with 8 years in the trade. Very energetic worker so you get the most out of my hourly rate. I will do almost anything associated with refrigeration from installing Heatpumps to fixing your kitchen fridge even the air conditioning in your car, not to mention the commercial side of things. I am Based in Kaitaia and enjoy serv...

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Sparky Pants Electrical

Joined February 2019

We pride ourselves in providing exceptional service and expertise in your Electrical needs. We are constantly in touch with what’s new in the electrical sector, in doing so we will provide you with what’s best for you whatever your electrical needs maybe. Specifically we specialise in, but not limited to: New Build Homes House Renovations Fault Finding and Repairing Electrical issues Small...

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LeafScreen

Joined October 2010

Leafscreen protects gutters from leaves, debris and birds. Great for those on tank water or have soak holes that need protecting. In business over 9 years and proud mambers of The Roofing Assn of NZ. Tje keys to our ongoing success is our quality conscious installers and happy satisfied clients. We do free assessments and quotes. We cover from The Far North to Christchurch.

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Helena Bay Electrical

Joined November 2017

Helena Bay Electrical focuses on excellent all-round customer service – making sure your projects get completed on time & to the highest standard. Your one-stop-shop for home improvements! Maintenance - Alterations - New Builds, servicing Whangarei North, Rural & coastal areas throughout Northland We pride ourselves on delivering high quality workmanship and are leaders in new technologies in ou...

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Preston Electrical Limited

Joined July 2016

Hi, after 15 years working in the industry across the areas of domestic, commercial, industrial, marine and rural I have formed my own company to take what I have learned and experienced, and want to offer it to you at a competitive rate.

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